Built for the 1962 World Expo, Space Needle distinctive structure, rising 600-plus feet above Seattle Center, has since becom... More
Built for the 1962 World Expo, Space Needle distinctive structure, rising 600-plus feet above Seattle Center, has since become Seattle's most famous landmark. Come take in the 360-degree view of mountains, Elliott Bay and Seattle neighborhoods. Stock up on Seattle souvenirs at the ground level gift shop, Space Base. Dine at the SkyCity rotating restaurant, where every seat has a view. Then continue upward to the observation deck at the spectacular height of the Needle to experience the Sky Q. The hi-tech Sky Q encompasses several impressive kiosks outfitted with high-definition cameras and screens.
I was skeptical about the Space Needle but the first time I visited I was awestruck by the view of the city and the nice atmosphere. The second time I visited with friends we went at night which afforded an even better view. Will definitely go again.
First of all, lets talk about the restaurant inside of the Needle. The food is terrible for the price you pay. However, the rotating floor is cool and you can pass notes along to other guests as the floor rotates. Best part of the whole thing is the floor. The view is decent, but you can get better views of Seattle for much less. The elevator staff seem to be "off". When asked the population of Seattle the staff said 1,000,000 in the downtown area. He should have said about half of that in the whole city. So I guess you shouldn't count on the staff. Just go there to say you did it.
Who cares if it's not as tall as the Eifle Tower. The Space Needle is a piece of history you should shell out the money to experience.
Go on a clear day and you will be treated to one hell of a view.
Gift shop has some good bargain trinkets to help you remember your visit.